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Why We Should Stop Being “Resilient”

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Millions of people are working excessive hours, which has been normalised to the point that burnout has become commonplace. All of this raises two questions for me: Why are we working so hard that so many of us are burning out? What’s the solution?
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How to Make Money Without Getting Consumed by It

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Just about everyone I speak to (myself included) feels that way—that no matter how long we’ve been working, our pay seems never quite enough. “If I could just get paid that little bit more,” we think.
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How to Rely on God in the Workplace

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You don’t have to be in the workplace for too long before challenges come your way. A difficult colleague, a demanding boss, an overwhelming workload. Hardships steer us to rely on God, and to ask, “What can God do?” instead of “What can I do?”.
Man feeling meh at work.

3 Things to Get Right When Work Feels Meh

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It’s wet and grey outside. You’re staring at your screen, the blinking cursor the only movement on the page for the last few minutes. You’ve got to do that thing you’ve been putting off for a while, but you’re not feeling inspired at all.
Andrew Thorburn resigns

When Following Jesus Costs You Your Job

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“Today it became clear to me that my personal Christian faith is not tolerated or permitted in the public square”. Those were the words of Andrew Thorburn upon stepping down as CEO of the Essendon Football Club, after a mere 24 hours in the role.
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4 Ways to Handle Pressures to Conform at Work

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I was only 23 when I landed my dream job, working for a major commercial radio newsroom in Sydney. I’d only been in the job for a short time before I began to discover how difficult this might be as a Christian.
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Is it Okay for a Christian to be Ambitious?

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Ambition. It’s a word that can cause great angst amongst Christians. And for good reason. We often associate it with a “win at all costs”, “stab your competition in the back” mentality, especially when it comes to the workplace.
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6 Ways to Set Our Minds on Christ During a Busy Workday

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Christians are to be people who think differently, who have a spiritual (Romans 8:5-6) or heavenly mindset (Colossians 3:2). We give our mind to how we can worship God and put the needs of others before our own in all the decisions of life, rather than the selfish pursuits of the “flesh”.
A woman is insult by her colleagues

3 Ways to Love Your Unlovely Colleagues

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Sacrificial love is hard, even when it is directed towards someone we truly love. But loving someone we don’t love—someone who makes our life miserable and difficult, well, that feels almost impossible at times!